Hey dan. Well i am very happy to say that my acne IS ON THE RUN. Normally i would only shave about once every two weeks because it would conceal some of my spots. Also i always thought that shaving made it worse. That is true unless it is treated properly. Well, yesterday i was overwhelmed with excitement. I had just finished shaving and i noticed that i had no yellow heads apart from the odd one or two very tiny ones. This is my third week on the regimen. I wish the redness would go as fast as the yellow heads but it's just going to take more time. MY CONFIDENCE IS BOOMING. This couldn't have come at better time because i am being treated for depression right now. It's not just the acne that has caused it but family and life problems have as well. People would say to me how can you become depressed through acne? I suppose they will never know unless they go through it themselves. I am not fully better yet but i am having a very good day. I would just like to say that i think it is commendable that you have shared all this for free. Most people would try and sell it. Thanks a bunch, we live on opposite sides od the world and you have helped me and others so much.
Nicky from England
Thank you so much for your products. Before the regimen, I had inflamed, cystic, painful acne that seemed to take over my face. Some days were better than others, but I typically dreaded going outside and was constantly checking the mirror for any improvement from the various creams and treatments I was using.
I have been on the Regimen for about a month and while I am not completely clear yet, my skin looks and feels 10 times better. I would actually call parts of it radiant. Any acne I do have left is easily managed by makeup, and I am confident that within a short time those spots will disappear as well.
Catherine, New York
Hi, After years of taking my daughter to the dermatologist and paying amazing amounts of money for medicine that made her acne worse and upset her stomach, I decided to search the web for some advice and help. I found your site and purchased the wash, moisturizer and B.P. 2.5% at Drugstore.com. Within 4 or 5 days of staring your regimen she was remarkably clearer and we're so grateful! It's been a month now and her skin is as close to perfect as a 16 yr. olds gets. Thank you and spread the word!
Bridget, Essex Jct., Vermont
I just had to write to thank you for the service you provide. I'm a 39 year old Spanish woman living with mild/moderate acne for 25 years. I've tried every OTC and prescription treatment available, NEVER with the effectiveness and speed that your products have provided. I'm on Day 36 of your regimen and my skin is 95% healed. It's REALLY AMAZING. Your products are very gentle and they work exactly as you describe in your website (your website is great too - very well organized, informative and helpful). I cannot believe it's taken me 25 years to find you! I wish everyone afflicted with bad skin knew about Acne.org! It would make such a difference in their lives!
To everyone who reads this: try Dan's regimen to the letter: watch his videos, buy his products if you can, follow all the instructions, read the "what to expect" section. It all proved very accurate in my case, and I am forever grateful.
Thank you Dan!
Hi, Dan. I'm 39 years ole and I've had cystic acne my whole life and have been on Accutane twice, which didn't give lasting results. I had figured out already by trial and error that the combination of 2.5% benzoyl peroxide and glycolic acid was the key to clear skin. I had been a ProActiv user and was ordering a glycolic acid over the internet, which was a bit stronger than yours and left me with red, irritated patches. Your products keep my skin so much softer, less dry, and clear at the same time, plus I have extra money in my wallet. They are the BEST!
heyy dan! thank you soo much for this regimen! i have suffered with acne for years, and i tried everything. seriously, i was almost going to go on birth control for my acne against my parents wishes, thats how desperate i was! then, i made a post about acne on another board and they said to try your regimen. i knew this stuff had to work, since it seems like you know what youre talkin about! well, you do! i bought everything yesterday morning, and my skin is already clearing up! i couldnt find the recommended face wash, so i bought the neutrogena transparent bar soap, since that helped my brother with his acne. your regimen is amazing! i hope the results keep getting better. im just soo surprised that i saw results in less than 24 hours! my overall complexion has improved, and there are much more smooth areas on my skin now. i cant wait to show my family at our christmas party now! thank you for giving me more confidence. im truly amazed!
Lauren, New Haven County, CT
Yes this finally works for me too. I am a 45 year old mom and have been struggling with this forever. Now , however, I don't have to worry about my skin all the time. The whole process makes the difference and the 2.5 % cream instead of 10%. Thank you so much for simplifying my life a bit!
Just like with dieting, for most non-extreme cases, a strict, knowledge-based approach will work, but, it only works if you actually DO it...and most people don't.
We know that using harsh products, picking, and overwashing can irritate skin, and irritation can lead to increased oil production or breakouts. However, many of us acne-prone people still do all these things. We know that 2.5% BP is as effective and less irritating as 10% products, however, we still try the 10% products. As I move through my late-20s still battling acne that looks like many tiny pimples all over, (previous larger cystic-type problems were actually resolved with birth control pills), I was beginning to consider Accutane. But I started googling around, and found this website. Nothing on this site is really groundbreaking. It's not a far-cry from Proactiv (which like most acne-battlers, I have also tried). However, the basis of this approach seems to be similar to what I tell people about nutrition and fitness. You MUST STICK TO IT, and not deviate until you've stuck with it for a long time (at which point maybe individual differences might lead you to modify things to suit your unique needs). Most of us with acne want to blast the crap outta our zits, and while I KNEW I was overwashing, using too many products at once, picking when I shouldn't be, I kept doing it because it was kind of a "more is more" mentality.
But, Daniel was so convincing in his honest narrative, that I thought I'd give it a shot. I have been doing it for ~5weeks, stopped wearing foundations/powders, which I hadn't tried in my decade+ of acne problems - I thought if I was to really use the acne.org approach, well, nowhere in it did it say to wear foundation/powder over top of your BP and moisturizer! and like Dan says, that's just another variable that I can add back in down the line. Bottom line - my skin has not been this clear (and has been pretty much from week 1) for this long since I was a kid:)
Hi Dan, My name is Carlos J. Pacheco I'm a computer engineer from Puerto Rico. I'm 22 years old and been getting acne since 16. At that age my acne was never that bad, and I didn't care that much of how I looked so I never took care of it. When I was about 20 it got worst and I decided to go to a dermatologist. I told him to prescribe me with the best treatment there was, and he gave me accutane. I took the pills for about 3 months and got cleared but there was always a acne poping from time to time. Anyways at 21 I started working out, and taking GNC's multi-vitamins, proteins, amino acid, etc. and it was ok. The second or third month of training I took for 21 days Animal Stack and a month after that my acne really got ugly. I didn't wanted to get accutane again because i didn't really stopped the acne for me. Anyway I decided to do what I was should have done a long time ago read about acne. I came across your web site and decided to give your regimen a try on June 2003. Its been 6 to 7 months since I started and my face is clear. I still have a couple of marks here and there but they are almost fading away. You have no idea how Thankfull I am for the regimen. I'm telling and will continue to tell everyone about your regimen. If you ever need help with this web site or any software programming problem let me know I'll be glad to help at what I can. Thanks a lot for putting up this web site it has change my life and face back to normal.
Carlos, Puerto Rico
Just wanted to email to thank you for your site and your gel. It's great to get such good advice and to find a product that really seems to work. I got pregnant soon after I first started using it so wasn't sure if the improvement in my skin was due to the pregnancy or the gel. My beautiful baby son is now 10mths old and I'm really pleased to say that my skin is still looking a lot better. The gel seems to improve the look of past scarring. The improvement in my skin helps me to feel happier and more confident in everyday life. Thanks again and keep up the good work.
Caroline, London, England